Hey, Calvary Fremont –
You can’t be Biblically literate without knowing the following –
The three men in the Old Testament of whom the most is written are Abraham, Moses, and David.
Abraham lived about 2,000 B.C.
Moses lived about 1,500 B.C.
David lived about 1,000 B.C.
God made a covenant with each of them.
In the Abrahamic Covenant, God calls the family of Abraham to be a great people and thus begins the nation of Israel.
In the Mosaic Covenant, God shapes the character of the nation of Israel by giving them the law and calling them to holiness.
In the Davidic Covenant, God promises David that the throne of the nation of Israel will remain within his family line.
Through Abraham, God blesses the nation. Through Moses, God forms the character of the nation. Through David, God establishes a permanent throne. These three men represent the beginning, the middle, and the continuation of the nation of Israel. Each man in his own way points to Jesus Christ.
The blessing of Abraham points to Christ – the blessing of Abraham leads to Christ. All nations are blessed in Christ. The blessing of Abraham is fulfilled in Christ.
The law of Moses points to Christ – the law leads to Christ. Christ is the end, the purpose, and the goal of the law. The law is fulfilled in Christ.
The promise to David points to Christ – the promise of a perpetual throne leads to Christ. The angel told Mary that God would give her Son the throne of His father David and of His kingdom there would be no end. The promise to David is fulfilled in Christ!
All the covenants point to Jesus Christ. The entire Bible is designed to point to Jesus! The Abrahamic, Mosaic, and Davidic Covenants all point to, lead to, and are fulfilled in Christ.
You can’t be Biblically literate without knowing this. Now you know. You are on the road to Biblical literacy. Congratulations!
Be blessed and stay healthy and follow Jesus – Pastor Tim